Experience Autumn In Cape Ann At The Beauport Hotel


It’s time to plan a Fall getaway! Come stay and spend a few days in the beautiful coastal region of Cape Ann. Whether it be leaf peeping, out on a hike, a bike ride around Gloucester or a picnic on the beach, there’s a wealth of seasonal activity to enjoy. In the evenings, enjoy dining at 1606 Restaurant & Oyster Bar, then cozy up by our deck fire pit or in our indoor lounge.
Take advantage of our Fall Offer:

During your stay, enjoy hotel amenities such as wellness services, complimentary beach cruiser bicycles, shopping at Beauport Boutique, Birdseye Rooftop heated pool, local shuttle service and more.

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The 38th Annual Cape Ann Artisans Open Studios

Saturday and Sunday October 9-10th  10AM-5PM Daily
Gloucester and Rockport, MA.

Contact: info@capeannartisans.com or leave a message with Cynthia Curtis 978-546-6186

Doors Wide Open for the Fall Cape Ann Artisans Tour October 9-10

Art Making & Appreciation is Stronger than Ever

It is always wonderful to visit with the Cape Ann artists in their studios where it is possible to talk with them about their work and revel in their creativity!

June 2021 visitor

The Cape Ann Artisans will host the 38th Annual Fall Tour for two days, Saturday and Sunday, October 9 & 10th.   This will be the third time that the Artisans have hosted the community and visitors in 2021 and each time the artisans have experienced a strong return to experiencing the arts in person.   The tour is self-guided and includes 14 unique studios and 15 Artisans covering a wide range of media including ceramic arts, painting, jewelry, mixed media, quilting, mosaics, weaving, and more!   For those new to the tour, the two-day period allows plenty of time to visit all or a selection of the studios, but an early start is always recommended to fully enjoy the day and take a break mid-day for lunch.

The Artisans are always cooking up something new to show as over half of the visitors are “regulars” returning to the tour from previous years.   In fact, there’s always a spirit of comradery in the studio that makes everyone feel like they are at home.  Several artists have reported what’s in store!    

Pam Stratton shares, “One of the fun things I did over the summer was to take a 3 day class in Truro at Castle Hill Center for Arts with Dietlind Vander Schaaf on creating layers and translucency with encaustic wax. At home I have a family of crows that I feed so one of them found their way into my encaustic work. My intention is to weave mosaic and encaustic Art together.”  Rob Diebboll has a collection of new oil paintings from the spring and summer with themes of meditation and joy at the beach. The out-of-the-way beaches of Cape Ann continue to inspire Rob’s portrayals of figures, and dogs, in nature.  Cynthia Curtis is overjoyed at the turnout for the Spring and Summer tours and her classes, “It was clear to me that playing with clay has never been more therapeutic for all of us.  I am so grateful for the community of wonderful students and teachers who make beautiful pots here.”   She is also inspired by the interest in her Sea Fossil pieces.  Up close, one can see the very fine detail. Step back and the pieces look like an ancient map.  Cynthia quips that it started as a happy accident, “I certainly did not wake up one morning and think ‘I’ll start a new line of Sea Fossil pieces.  That’s how it goes with pottery. Expect the unexpected.”  Finally, Jacqueline Ganim-DeFalco reports that thanks to the advent of “Covid Hair” hair accessories have taken center stage in her collection.   “I began designing exclusively to re-introduce hair jewelry 17 years ago, and this year, most unexpectedly women have re-discovered the joy of long hair!”

To get a taste of the tour, art lovers are encouraged to watch the newly produced video that features one-minute cameos with each of the artisans.   It can be found on the websiteFacebookpage, and YouTube.  Visitors are encouraged to pick up a Cape Ann Chamber Map and align it with the Cape Ann Artisans brochure to follow the tour route.  The Artisans are listed below and in the brochure in an order that follows the geography of Gloucester and Rockport but visitors can start anywhere they choose.

  1. Jacqueline Ganim DeFalco – Sea Glass Jeweler
  2. Deb Gonet – Painting – Mixed Media
  3. David Archibald – Ceramic Arts – Porcelain & Stoneware
  4. Linda Hogan – Quilter
  5. Sara Wright – Fiber Arts- Handwoven & Knit Accessories
  6. Cynthia Curtis – Ceramic Arts – Stoneware
  7. Pam Stratton – Mosaics
  8. Twin Lights Studio| Scott Place and Erin O’Sullivan – Ceramic Arts
  9. Deb Schradieck – Painting–Oil & Watercolor
  10. Rob Diebboll – Painting – Oil & Watercolors
  11. Sallie Strand – Painting- Abstract
  12. Sinikka Nogelo – Painting & Sculpture– Experimental Arts
  13. Chloe Leigh – Fine Jeweler
  14. Marcie Rae – Fine Jeweler

The 2021 Brochure is available at all the major tourism outlets including the Cape Ann Chamber, and North of Boston CVB locations.   The Artisans have been assigned a Magenta Flag on the Chamber’s Cape Ann Tourism Map. Please seek out the Chamber map when picking up the CAA brochure as they will be used in concert.   An electronic map of just the CAA Tour is also downloadable from Cape Ann Artisans.

The Cape Ann Artisans honor all Covid safety precautions and will comply with State of Massachusetts regulations:  wearing of masks indoors, use of hand sanitizer and social distancing are encouraged to ensure a safe visit.

Magnolia Community Farmers Market, SAVE THIS DATE

Every Sunday the Magnolia Community Farmers Market is awesome.  Every Sunday from 10 to 1 on Lexington Avenue, Magnolia, Gloucester, MA  01930.

Please check out the link below

Guess what????? We’re throwing you a party! Celebrate MAGTOBERFEST, Sunday October 10, from 11-5, with our farms’ harvests, over 20 vendors, antique cars, food vendors, Notch Brewing beirgarten, and LIVE MUSIC, headlined by Groove Therapy!!



John Rockwell Hosts this week @ The rhumb Line with Special Guest:Eric Wilson 6pm 9.15.2021

Dinner Specials Each Week!
Wednesday, September 15… 6pm start
Your Musical Host: JOHN ROCKWELL!

John Rockwell is ‘Johhny-on-the-Spot’ for all of us as he once again covers our Rhumb Line Wednesday show, keeping
things moving in the right musical direction. This week, John proudly features his multi-instrumentalist Headlands bandmate
Eric Wilson as guest. I might just have to show up for this one myself. Expect greatness, please. ~ Fly

Dinner with great music!
*Each week features a special, invited musical guest
The Rhumb Line Kitchen……features Morgan Forsythe! Dishes are better than ever before!
Plus a fine, affordable wine menu!
9/22 Lisa Marie Hosts

Visit: http://www.therhumbline.com/
Looking forward……to seeing you soon 🙂

reason #9572 to love gloucester

Football on the river bank! I have hockey players….who also play some baseball and lacrosse….and now Finn plays Fishermen Youth Football. He had his first game this Sunday on the New Balance Field at Gloucester High’s Newell Stadium. First of all, the crowd who came to watch the Youth Football games was pretty amazing, but secondly, watching football on a beautiful Sunday afternoon as boat traffic coasts by to/from the cut bridge was pretty sweet. Only in Gloucester.

Boston lights Lanterns at Franklin Park Zoo

We have a wonderful time at the Boston Lights Lantern Experience at Franklin Park Zoo a few days ago. After studying sunset times, we purchased tickets in advance online for 6:30 PM which worked out very well (except for the traffic on the way there due to rush hours and Red Sox game). It was just getting to be dusk and there was ample parking and fewer people as the sun began to set. When we left an hour later, the parking lot was jammed and people were pouring in. The traffic on the drive was no fun but it was still a very worthwhile visit. Additional pictures and details can be viewed at my Facebook page Pat D’s Photos and Adventures.

The light displays were awesome in their variety and entertainment value. Some move and/or make noises and all are pretty spectacular. As GMG Jim noted: “It is not lame”. Very popular with families and tickets appeared to be available upon arrival as well as by presale. Most of the zoo animals were not out at that time of day so don’t expect to see many if you are going for the light experience. Food, drink and snack stands were open for business.

If you aren’t up for the trip to the zoo, here are some samples of the sights for your enjoyment. Next time we go (and we will go again another year) we might round up some children to take along to add to the fun. The show goes on until Oct 11 2021.

“Chess in the Amphitheater” at the Sawyer Free Library

Cape Ann Community

Chess is more popular now than ever! Are you looking to learn the basics of the game, for a partner to play, a challenge, a new move? Then you’re in luck! Kicking off this Saturday,September 18, theSAWYER FREE LIBRARYis hostingCHESS IN THE AMPHITHEATER, a new weekly program from11:00 am to 1:00 pmeachSaturday through October. All ages and abilities are welcome!

Sawyer Free Library’ Weekly “Chess in the Amphitheater” begins 9/18

The weekly Saturday sessions will offer an opportunity for people to learn how to play chess including the fundamentals and tips for playing a better game. For more experienced chess players looking to play a match, there will be several boards and pieces with time clocks. All chess players will be paired with a partner who will challenge and engage them at their skill level.

Chess in the Amphitheaterwill be led by Gloucester’s ownKim…

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